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Summary Human Development Report 2011. Sustainability and Equity: a better future for all

Human Development Report 2011. Sustainability and Equity: a better future for all
  • Human Development Report 2011. Sustainability and Equity: a better future for all
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). November 2011
  • The Human Development Report 2011 explores the intersections between environmental sustainability and equity. The Report reveals how environmental degradation hurts poor and vulnerable groups more than others. The devastating impacts of lack of access to potable water and to basic sanitation is addressed in Chapter 3 'Tracing the effects - understanding the relations', and the issue of 'Water access, water security and sanitation' is addressed in Chapter 4 'Positive synergies-winning strategies for the environment, equity and human development'.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Green economy, Participation, Poverty, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water policy, Water security, Water supply

Output-based contracts in small-town water supply in Uganda: challenges and opportunities
  • Output-based contracts in small-town water supply in Uganda: challenges and opportunities
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). September 2011
  • This report reviews the role of the domestic private sector in the delivery of urban water in Uganda, focusing on Private Operators (POs) in small towns. The report is organized as follows: Section 2 provides an overview of the methodological framework. Section 3 examines the output-based aid (OBA) project in Kampala, which is managed by the national utility. Section 4 presents an overview of the development of the system of water services delivery in small towns, and provides a background to the introduction of OBA in small towns and Rural Growth Centres (RG...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Financing, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Risk management, Small-scale providers, Urban areas, Water governance, Water operators, Water services, Water supply

Small-scale water providers in Kenya: pioneers or predators?
  • Small-scale water providers in Kenya: pioneers or predators?
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). August 2011
  • This study examines the role small-scale water providers play in ensuring affordable, safe and reliable water supply. The paper looks at whether small-scale providers in Kenya are innovative gap fillers, as proponents claim, or predators, as the sceptics argue. The study is organised as follows: Section 2 locates the paper within the conceptual framework of the "poverty penalty" literature. Section 3 outlines the methodology and the data used in the analysis. Section 4 describes the water distribution and supply chain. Section 5 presents the findings on the d...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Legal aspects, Markets, Poverty reduction, Small-scale providers, Tariffs, Urban areas, Water demand, Water supply

Training manual on water integrity
  • Training manual on water integrity
  • Cap-Net, UNDP Water Governance Facility, Water Integrity Network (WIN), WaterNet. April 2011
  • This training manual is developed to assist capacity builders in developing training and educational programmes on water integrity and how it can be promoted and worked with in more practical ways. The primary objectives of the training are to provide: (1) Conceptual grounding in the area of integrity, accountability and anti-corruption in water, its drivers and impacts on water as well as on poverty reduction and sustainable development; (2) An overview of tools and methodologies to promote water integrity, transparency and accountability and their applicabi...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Corruption, Ethics, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Integrity, Legal aspects, Water governance

Investigating Grey Areas: Access to Basic Urban Services in the Adjacent Areas of Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon
  • Investigating Grey Areas: Access to Basic Urban Services in the Adjacent Areas of Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). March 2011
  • This report presents results of a research on access to basic urban services in the Adjacent Areas of Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon. The basic urban services covered are in the sectors of: 1) Water Provision; 2) Sewerage; 3) Solid Waste Management; 4) Electricity; and 5) Road Networks. The research looks at access to basic urban services from a governance perspective, focusing on dwellers' strategies and mechanisms; their web of relationships with other public and private stakeholders; and the role played by each stakeholder. It also presents a rapid a...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Informal settlements, Refugees, Sanitation, Urban areas, Utility services, Water services, Water supply

Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals. MDG Report 2011
  • Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals. MDG Report 2011
  • African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). 2011
  • This report presents an overall assessment of Africa's progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Progress towards Goal 7, Ensure Environmental Sustainability, and specifically towards Target 7.C `Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation-, is assessed in Section II of the Report. Section III takes as its thematic focus social protection programs, including water-related programmes, as they relate to the MDGs in a selected number of African countries. Section IV concludes with...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty reduction, Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Regional Water Intelligence Report: The Nile Basin and the Southern Sudan Referendum
  • Regional Water Intelligence Report: The Nile Basin and the Southern Sudan Referendum
  • Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), UNDP Water Governance Facility, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). December 2010
  • This Regional Water Intelligence Report examines the current political landscape in the Nile Basin and includes a political and legal analysis of the Southern Sudan independence referendum held on 9th January 2011. The objective is to analyze key political events and their potential impact on Nile cooperation, within the framework of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), with a specific focus on the referendum in Southern Sudan. Some recommendations are explored that the international community could consider taking in the post referendum process to strengthen dev...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Conflicts, Legal aspects, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Watersheds

Importance of biodiversity and ecosystems in economic growth and equity in Latin America and the Caribbean: an economic valuation of ecosystems. Latin America and the Caribbean: A Biodiversity Superpower.  A Policy Brief

Importance of biodiversity and ecosystems in economic growth and equity in Latin America and the Caribbean: an economic valuation of ecosystems. Latin America and the Caribbean: A Biodiversity Superpower. Executive Summary

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Published in 2015